By Alex HudsonWhitehorse are currently on tour in Canada in support of last year's The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. The married folk duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are evidently pretty excited about their March 2 show at Toronto's Massey Hall, since they just announced plans to gear up for that gig with a live EP called The Road to Massey Hall.
According to a press release, this covers EP is "a celebration of the venue's history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own." The songs are chosen in order to highlight "those who have come to be identified with Canada's premiere venue through memorable performances and live recordings." These artists include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo and Ron Sexsmith.
The six songs that make up The Road to Massey Hall will be issued online as a series of live videos. The first of these songs to hit the web is a version of the traditional tune "Un Canadien Errant." Watch Whitehorse perform that song at the bottom of this page.
The Road to Massey Hall will be released on iTunes on February 15 through Six Shooter Records. Copies will also be sold at the merch table as a digital accompaniment to limited edition poster prints.
See the EP tracklist below along with Whitehorse's tour schedule with Daniel Lanois.
The Road to Massey Hall:
1. Winterlong (Neil Young) 2. Dark Angel (Blue Rodeo) 3. If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) 4. It Ain't Me, Babe (Bob Dylan) 5. Strawberry Blonde (Ron Sexsmith) 6. Un Canadien Errant (Traditional)
1/26 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom * 1/27 Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret * 1/30 Lethbridge, AB - Geomatic Attic * 1/31 Calgary, AB - Knox United Church * 2/1 Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre * 2/3 Red Deer, AB - The Hideout * 2/5 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre * 2/6 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre * 2/7 Regina, SK - The Exchange * 2/8 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre * 2/13 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry * 2/14 Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall * 2/16 Chicago, IL - Schuba's * 2/23 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground * 2/24 Albany, NY - Valentine's * 2/25 Buffalo, NY - Ninth Ward * 2/27 London, ON - Aeolian Hall * 2/28 Waterloo, ON - Starlight * 3/2 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall * 3/4 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom 3/5 Maumee, OH - The Village Idiot 3/6 Columbus, OH - The Basement 3/7 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop 3/8 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar 3/9 Nashville, TN - The Basement 3/22 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa * 3/23 Ottawa, ON - Nac Theatre * 3/24 Midland, ON - Midland Cultural Centre * 3/26 Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall * 3/27 St Catharines, ON - Sean O Sullivan Theatre * 3/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café ^ 3/29 Washington, DC - 930 Club Showtime ~ 3/30 Richmond, VA - The National Showtime ~
^ with Langhorne Slim & the Law ~ with the Infamous Stringdusters